Fast Facts

Founded

  • 1957 by Sister Edwina Bogel, FSSJ.
  • Named for Mother Colette Hilbert, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph (FSSJ).

Type

  • Franciscan, Catholic, private, four-year college.

President

  • Cynthia Zane, Ed.D. (2006-present)

Campus

  • Located in Hamburg, N.Y., approximately 10 minutes south of Buffalo.
  • 60-acre campus,

Students

  • 1,020 undergraduates
  • 50 Graduates

Faculty

  • 49 full-time faculty
  • 76 part-time faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

  • 13:1

Academic Programs

  • Accounting: commerical
  • Accounting: economic crime investigation (ECI)
  • Accounting: (4+1) MS in conjunction St. Bonaventure University
  • Business Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Global Business Management
  • Sports Industry Management
  • Business Management:  (4 + 1) MBA in conjunction with St. Bonaventure University
  • Computer Security and Information Assurance
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice (4 + 1) Masters in Criminal Justice Administration MCJA
  • Digital Media & Communication
  • English
  • Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation
  • Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation (4 + 1) Masters in Criminal Justice Administration MCJA
  • Human Services
  • Human Services (4 +1) Masters in Public Administration MPA
  • Liberal Studies
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Political Science (4 + 1) Masters in Public Administration MPA
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Services

3 Bachelor-Level Accelerated Degree Programs: ADP

             - Offered on Tuesday Evenings: 24 college credits required to enroll

  • Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution
  • Organizational Development
  • Business Management

3 Graduate-Level Programs:

-Offered Wednesday evenings 6:00 - 9:00Pm

  • Masters in Public Administration
  • Masters in Public Admistration - Health Specialty Track
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Degrees

  • Master's in Public Administration
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Associate in Arts

Student Activities

  • More than 20 student organizations, clubs and honor societies, plus intramural and club sports.
  • Student Government Association.
  • On-campus activities include concerts, dances, Quad Party, religious services, and lectures by renowned speakers.

Housing

  • Two residence halls for more than 230 students.
  • On-campus, apartment-style housing for another 68 students.

Athletics

  • NCAA Division III institution.
  • Member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference and United Volleyball Conference.

Men's Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball  

Women's Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Team Name 

  •  Hawks

School Colors

  •  Blue and white

Outreach & Learning

Institute for Law and Justice
Established 2000
Only institute of its kind in Western New York that serves as a general support vehicle for law and justice-related issues and projects.

Academic Services Center
Comprehensive center committed to academic excellence and student success.

McGrath Library

  • More than 50,000 electronic journals.
  • 36,500 books , plus 217 print journals.
  • 1,300 videos/DVDs.
  • More than 100 audio books.
    McGrath Library Law Collection is one of largest academic law collections open to the general public in Western New York.
  • Legal Research Lab available for students.

Honors Program

  • Offered in all majors.

Costs

  • Undergraduate annual tuition and fees (2013-14): $19,900
  • Undergraduate annual room & board (2013-14): $8,650 (based on double occupancy, 19 meals per week).
  • Graduate program tuition: $700 per credit.
  • ADP program tuition & per credit fees: $498 per credit.

Financial Assistance

  • 87% of students qualify for financial aid.
  • 50% of students receive Pell Grants.
  • More than $3.5 million total in Hilbert scholarships available, including numerous academic, institutional and private scholarships.

Calendar

  • Undergraduate: Two semesters and summer sessions.
  • Graduate: Five-week sessions. Accelerated cohort model.
  • Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP): 7 week sessions, six per year. Hybrid model with Tuesday evening classes and weekly online component.